33067
AGUILLON, Florian
CHRONIQUES MARQUISIENNES - La philosophie du rivage

Paris. 1997. L'Harmattan. 1st Ed. 226 PP with tail pieces (Marquesan designs). Illustrated card cover. Fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2738454607
The author lived for 5 years in the Marquesas.
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$35

30698
AL WARDI, Sémir
TAHITI ET LA FRANCE - Le partage du pouvoir

Paris. 1998. L'Harmattan. 1st Ed., in the Logiques Politiques series. 312, (8) PP. Card cover. Fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2738467008
Problems created by a status of autonomy granted (reluctantly?) to French Polynesia by France's Government.
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$40

11697
ANGLEVIEL, Frédéric & BAUDOUX Collège
WALLIS

Nouméa. 1983. CTRDP. GEO 18 in the series. 33 PP booklet (typescript monograph) plus 24 colour slides together in a plastic folder. Fine. French text. 22 x 18.5 ISSN 07504276
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$20

42118
AUBERT DE LA RÜE, Edgar
TAHITI ET SES ARCHIPELS - Polynésie Française

Paris. 1958. Horizons de France. 1st Ed., in collection Visages du Monde. 160 PP with 1 map and 102 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text (captions of photographs in French and English). Near fine. 23.4 x 18.2.
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$30

46639
BAGNIS, Raymond, MAZELLIER, Philippe, BENNETT, Jack & CHRISTIAN, Erwin
POISSONS DE POLYNESIE

Papeete. 1973. Les Editions du Pacifique. 1st reprint in May 1973 of the December 1972 original. 368 PP with hundreds of b/w sketches and colour photos. Title page: Hoa or Chameleon Sea Bass. Eps: Casting net. Cloth cover, title engraved on front cover & spine, dj. Edges of dust jacket slightly rubbed. Very good. French text. 27.8 x 20.5. 2857000545
The fishes of French Polynesia (names in Latin, Mao'hi & English) : jacks, surgeon fish, ... sharks & rays.
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$50

64163
BAILLEUL, Michel
Préliminaires pour une étude sur la quête identitaire du peuple Marquisien. Premières années de Présence Française aux Iles Marquises 1842-1859

Paris. 1996. SEDES / Histoire, Economie et Société. Article pulled out from issue No. 4 (October-December 1996). Pages 631 to 641 with 1 map of the Marquesas Archipelago. Soft cover. French text. Fine. 24.3 x 16.
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$10

51778
BELLAIS, Lisa Mairai
CUISINE DE TAHITI D' HIER ET D' AUJOURD'HUI

Papeete. 2006. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. 115, (3) PP with b/w illustrations (2 drawings and 7 photos) and colour photos ( 40 on full page). Pictorial soft cover. French text. As new. 26 x 20.5. 29155654174
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$50

12553
BIDDLE, George
TAHITIAN JOURNAL

Minneapolis. 1968. University of Minnesota Press. 1st Ed. (5), 207 PP with 2 maps, 17 b/w photos & 8 illustrations by the author. Cloth cover, Illustrated front, dj (price clipped). Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. 26 x 21.
Two year experience in 1920/22 of this American artist, following demobilisation at the end of WWI.
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$20

53249
BLUM, Michel
MEHERIO

Papeete. 2006. Au Vent des îles. 1st Ed. 209, (5 publications). Illustrated soft cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 14. 2909790681
A three week voyage on the landing ship Meherio to the Tuamotus.
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$30

12526
CHABBERT, Claude
TAHITI L'Enchantement des Mers du Sud

Toulouse. 1944. Editions Laclau. 1st Ed. 182 PP, (2), with 1 map & 19 b/w photos on full page. Fp: Tahitienne (peinture de Morillot). Soft covers, illustrated front. French text. Ageing of paper and light foxing, o/wise very good. 20 x 13.
Sunny reminiscences of a stay on Tahiti and Moorea prior to WWII and written during the dark years of France. A history of Polynesian settlement. A scarce item.
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$15

47338
CHABOUIS, L. & F.
BOTANIQUE ET ZOOLOGIE. PETITE HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE POLYNESIE

Papeete. 1981. Les Editions du Pacifique. Reprint of the 1965 original published by Stepolde in a combined edition limited to 1000 copies. 161, (3), 7-195, (5) PP with 121 b/w plates with hundreds of drawings. Pictorial card cover. Fine. 25 x 20. 2875001193
Breadfruit of Bounty fame, Tiaré Tahiti and its reputation of sexual casualness.
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$50

46572
CHASTEL, Patrick
L' ENLEVEMENT AUX MARQUISES

Chatou, France. 2003. Editions Carnot. 1st Ed. 222 PP. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 22 x 13.5. 2912362822
Novel, set in the Marquesas Islands.
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$20

43267
CHAUVELOT, Robert
ILES DE PARADIS - CEYLAN JAVA TAHITI

Paris. 1925. Berger-Levrault. 1st Ed. XIV, 329 PP with 24 head pieces, plus 34 b/w plates with 65 photos. Illustrated soft cover (rubbed and protected). LACKS the frontispiece (planispheric map). Ageing of paper around the edges, o/wise a very good copy. French text. 23.7 x 18.8.
Reminiscences of voyages from Marseilles to the Suez Canal, Ceylon, Indonesia, the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti.
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$30

11344
CHEGARAY, Jacques
MY POLYNESIA - Tahiti Revisited

London. 1953. Arthur Barker. 1st English edition, translated from the 1952 French original by Robin Graham. 191 PP, plus 14 pages with 18 b/w photos. Fp: Author on the lagoon in a pirogue. Eps: Map of Porinieta Farani (French Polynesia). Cloth cover, dj (price clipped). Small pieces missing from the dust jacket, a little offsetting on endpapers, o/wise near fine internally. 22 x 15.
The journeys, the journalistic trials and the tribulations of the author at the beginning of the 1950's.
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$20

52228
CHRISTIAN, Erwin
BORA BORA. Impressions of an Island

Bora Bora. 2000. Kea Editions. 1st Ed. 112 PP with 1 map in colour and 104 colour plates. Cloth cover, title on front cover, dj. Fine. 24 x 24. 2904592040
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$55

47761
COLLECTIVE AUTHORS
LITTERAMA'OHI - RENCONTRES OCEANIENNES (Ramées de Littérature Polynésienne - Te Hotu Ma'ohi, No. 5 & 6)

Papeete. 2004. Editions Te Ite. Issue No. 5 & 6, May 2004, edition limited to 600 copies. No. 5: 184 PP. No. 6: 218 PP. Soft cover, illustration on rear cover. Last page of No. 6: misbound, o/wise as new. French text. 21 x 15.
Special issues: Rencontres Océaniennes (1 & 2). Encounters of Pacific Islands writers from: Tahiti, Samoa, Hawai'i, New Caledonia, Australia. Some texts in Mao'hi or English.
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$80

50813
CRUCHET, Louis
LE CIEL EN POLYNESIE. Essai d'ethnoastronomie en Polynésie orientale

Paris. 2005. L' Harmattan. 1st Ed., in the Biologie, Ecologie, Agronomie series. 256, (2 publications) PP with figures and tables. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.6 x 13.5. 2747590526
Cosmogony in Eastern Polynesia.
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$30

33568
DANIELSSON, Bengt
WORK AND LIFE ON RAROIA - An acculturation study from the Tuamotu group, French Oceania

Uppsala. 1955. Saxon & Lindströms Förlag. 1st Ed. 244 PP, with 4 maps, 13 figures and 28 tables, plus 1 folded plate (figure 13), 1 large folded map and 2 maps at end of book, and 8 pages with 12 b/w illust. Illustrated soft cover. Fine. Scarce. 23.4 x 15.8.
Environment and natural resources. Aboriginal culture. History of culture contacts... Land ownership. Subsistence activities...
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$50

11556
DANIELSSON, Bengt & Marie-Thérèse
MORUROA, NOTRE BOMBE COLONIALE - Histoire de la Colonisation Nucléaire de la Polynésie Francaise

Paris. 1993. L'Harmattan. 1st Ed. 656 PP with 30 b/w photos. Pictorial card cover. Crease on lower corner of the front cover. Near fine. French text. 21.4 x 13.5. 273841835X
The transformation of French Polynesia into a Nuclear Colony since testing began on Mururoa Atoll in 1963. The effects on the political statute of these archipelagoes...
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$45

37323
de BROSSARD, Capitaine de Vaisseau
OCEAN DES FRANCAIS - Tahiti, Le Chant Polynésien

Paris. 1962. Editions France-Empire. 1st Ed. 285 PP with 9 maps, plus 12 pages with 25 b/w illustrations. Soft cover, dj. Pages uncut, light foxing of edges. Near fine. French text. 19.2 x 14.
History of Tahiti and French Polynesia, as well as the two other French Polynesian outliers of Uvea/Wallis and Futuna Islands.
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$20

48588
DE LA RONCIERE, Bertrand
LA REINE POMARE. Tahiti et l'Occident 1812-1877

Paris. 2003. L'Harmattan. 1st Ed. 560 PP with 1 family tree, 2 maps, and b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 24 x 16. 2747555143
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$50

54150
DESCHAMPS, Emmanuel & Aiu
L'ARCHIPEL DE LA SOCIETE - TAHITI ET SES ILES

Paris. 2007. Editions le Motu & Editions A. Barthélemy. 1st Ed. 170, (5 notes) PP with 1 b/w tailpiece by Jacques Boullaire & colour illustrations throughout (13 maps, over 10 paintings and 130 photos). Eps: Map of French Polynesia. Laminated pictorial boards. French text. Fine. 23.5 x 17.
Traditional society, first contacts (Spaniards, English), French colonization. Guide to each island of the Group.
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$50

12610
DESCHAMPS, Emmanuel & LAUDON, Paule
L'ARCHIPEL DES MARQUISES

Paris. 1994. Editions le Motu. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w & colour illustrations throughout. Laminated pictorial boards. Fine. French text. 23.3 x 17. 2950397131
Traditional society, first contacts (Spaniards, English), French colonization. Guide to each island of the Group.
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$20

47898
DETTLOFF, Andreas
TE 'OTO O TE MANU / OISEAUX TERRESTRES MENACES A TAHITI ET DANS LES ILES / TAHITI'S ENDANGERED NATIVE BIRDS

Papeete. 1992. Editions Haere Po No Tahiti. 1st Ed. 28 PP with 13 drawings of birds on full page. Inside front cover: Map of French Polynesia with extinct or endangered birds. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 23. 2904171340
Colouring book with 13 pages of drawings with 19 species of birds.
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$15

50664
DEVATINE, Flora, BAERT, Annie, TCHERKEZOFF, Serge, et al.
L' ESPACE-TEMPS (in Bulletin du LARSH No. 2)

Papeete. 2005. ISEPP / Au Vent des Iles. Bulletin No. 2, du LARSH (Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Humaines de Polynésie Française). 428 PP, (4 publications) with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. French text (with abstracts in English, French and Ma'ohi). Fine. 22.3 x 14.5. 2909790185
19 papers on anthropology, culture, ethnology and linguistics, sociology...
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$40

43937
DEVATINE, Flora, BAMBRIDGE, Tamatoa, OTTINO, Pierre, et al..
DE L'ECRITURE AU CORPS (in Bulletin du LARSH, No. 1)

Papeete. 2002. ISEPP / Au Vent des Iles. Bulletin du LARSH No. 1 (Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Humaines de Polynésie Française). 201 PP, (3 publications) with b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. New. French text (with abstracts in English, French and Ma'ohi). 22.3 x 14.5. 2909790479
13 papers on anthropology, culture, ethnology, archaeology, marine archaeology and language.
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$40

52240
DORSENNE, Jean
LA FEMME DES ILES

Paris. 1929. La Nouvelle Société d' Edition. Edition limited to 1910 copies. Number 147 / 175 on art paper (vergé de Rives). Volume 3 in Collection Elles. 115, (3) PP. Fp (in colour): Portrait of a Vahine by Michel de Lafargue. Pictorial soft cover with a few nicks. Covers slightly soiled. Pages uncut. Very good copy. French text. 20.5 x 15.5.
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$50

69920
ELBERT, Samuel H. & MONBERG, Torben
FROM THE TWO CANOES - Oral Traditions of Rennell and Bellona Islands

Copenhagen & Honolulu. 1965. Danish National Museum & University of Hawaii Press. 1st Ed. Volume I - Language and Culture of Rennell and Bellona Islands series. X, 428 PP with 1 figure and over 15 genealogy trees, plus 8 pages with 15 b/w photos, and 3 folded plates (2 of them maps) at rear of book. Soft cover, illustrated front. Front cover with a crease. Signature of previous owner, and date of purchase in Honiara at top of first page. Very faint foxing on outside edges. Rennellese or Bellonese and English text. Very good. 25.5 x 18.
Two Polynesian outliers South of the Solomon Islands.
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$45

47571
EMORY, Kenneth P.
TUAMOTUAN STONE STRUCTURES

Honolulu. 1934. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1st Ed. Bulletin No.118 of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. (2), 78 PP with 71 figures, plus 10 plates with 19 b/w photos. Soft cover. Slight ageing of paper on outside edges. Near fine. 25.5 x 17.5.
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$100

33901
EYRAUD, Arlette
TAHITI TODAY, and all its islands

Paris. 1990. Editions J.A. 1st English edition translated by Catherine McLeod. 240 PP, with 70 pages of colour photos, 4 pages of coloured drawings and 28 maps. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. 28.7 x 14. 2869501447
Everything you want to know quickly on Tahiti and its Islands: history, economy, daily life. Second part: A guide for the tourist, island by island.
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$20

51011
FAESSEL, Sonia
VISIONS DES ILES: Tahiti et l' imaginaire européen. Du mythe à son exploitation littéraire

Paris. 2006. L'Harmattan & Groupe de Recherche en Histoire Océanienne Contemporaine. 1st Ed., No. 2 in Collection Portes Océanes. 242, (2) PP. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2747597814
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$30

11310
FESCHE, Charles Félix Pierre
LA NOUVELLE CYTHERE (Tahiti) JOURNAL DE NAVIGATION INEDIT - Ecrit à bord de la frégate du Roy la Boudeuse, commandée par M. le Chevalier de Bougainville

Paris. 1929. Editions Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt. 1st Ed., in Collection Laque Orange Aventures et Voyages, with a foreword by Jean Dorsenne. XXX, (2), 34 PP (2), plus 1 map, 1 drawing and 2 coloured engravings. Soft cover, paper browned on edges/margins, o/wise near fine. French text. Scarce. 20.4 x 15.2.
The discovery of Tahiti in 1767 by a young apprentice attached to the Bougainville expedition.
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$45

11523
FEVE, Guy & LOMBARDINI, Christian (Editors)
COMMUNICATION ET PARLERS EN POLYNESIE

Paris. 1994. Editions Maisonneuve-Larose. 1st Ed. 134 PP with 2 figures. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.5 x 13.2. 2706811250
9 papers presented at a seminar held in 1992/93 by the Laboratoire des Sciences du Langage, Université Française du Pacifique.
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$25

12568
FINNEY, Ben R.
POLYNESIAN PEASANTS AND PROLETARIANS

Cambridge, Mass. 1973. Schenkman. 1st Ed. (10), 148 PP with 4 figures, 5 maps, 6 b/w photos & 16 tables in text. Cloth cover, dj. Stamp of previous owner on front endpaper. A little light foxing on endpapers, o/wise near fine. 23.3 x 15.8.
The changes which confronted Tahiti and its inhabitants in the 20th century. Study of two different communities: Valley of A'ou'a on Tahiti-Nui and the island of Mai'ao.
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$30

43928
GAIN, André & MARGUERON, Daniel
AUX JARDINS DES MERS

Papeete. 2002. Editions Otaha. New edition of the 1942 original, introduced, increased and illustrated by Daniel Margueron. 228 PP with 116 b/w illustrations (3 paintings and 113 photos) and 4 colour illustrations (watercolours by Author). Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 23.5 x 17. 2951935900
French Polynesia between September 1936 and April 1937.
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$40

11760
GODARD, Philippe
WALLIS & FUTUNA

Nouméa. 1991. Editions d'Art Calédoniennes. Reprint of the 1975 original. (2), 206 PP with b/w and colour illustrations, plus 28 pages for list of the illustrations in French, Wallisian & English and the bibliography. Hard cover, title on front board, dj. Faint foxing. Fine. Oblong. 25.3 x 27.
A voyage of discovery through the French islands of Wallis & Futuna in the 1970's. Entertaining book for would-be student or ethnologist, with lavish illustrations.
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$30

45020
GUILLIN, Jean
L' ARCHIPEL DES AUSTRALES

Paris. 2001. Editions A. Barthélemy & Le Motu. 1st Ed. 176 PP with 3 tables, colour illustrations (2 drawings, 2 plans, 8 maps, and 167 photos). Eps: sketch map of French Polynesia. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. French text. 23.3 x 17. 2879231388
Traditional society, first contacts, French colonization. Guide to each island of the Group (Maria, Rimatara, Rurutu, Tubuai, Raivavae, Rapa, & Marotiri).
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$65

47577
HALDANE, Charlotte
TEMPEST OVER TAHITI

London. 1963. Constable. 1st Ed. (8), 200 PP with 2 maps & 1 genealogical tree, plus 1 b/w plate (portrait of George Pritchard). Fp: Queen Pomare & the French landing at Tahiti. Hard cover, gilt title on spine, fine dj. A near fine copy. Scarce in this condition. 22.2 x 14.8.
The drama/tragedy of Queen Pomare of Tahiti, whose reign was disrupted by the colonial rivalries of two nations: Great Britain & France, fuelled by the ambitions of George Pritchard & Admiral Dupetit-Thouars.
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$25

13141
HANSON, F. Allan
RAPA, Une île polynésienne hier et aujourd'hui

Paris. 1973. Musée de l'Homme. 1st French edition, translated by Odette Pelloli. Publications de la Société des Océanistes series - No.33. VIII, 257 PP with 1 map, 5 tables, 6 figures, and 30 bw photos in text. Soft cover, dj. French text. Near fine. 25 x 16.
Study on the French Polynesian Island of Rapa Iti, and its inhabitants. The author, an anthropologist from the University of Kansas, lived there between December 1963 and November 1964.
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$40

63724
HEYERDAHL, Thor
GREEN WAS THE EARTH ON THE SEVENTH DAY

London. 1997. Little, Brown and Company. 1st UK edition of the 1996 US edition. (8), 308 PP with 1 b/w photo, 2 maps and 18 headpieces, plus 16 pages with 30 b/w photos. Hard cover, dj. Faint foxing on outside edges. Fine. 24 x 15.5. 0316882275
Farewell to civilization: Back to Nature, a year on the Island of Fatu Hiva, southern Marquesas archipelago.
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$20

42119
HOLLANDE, A. & C.
SI TAHITI M'ETAIT CONTE...

Tarbes. 1956. Author (Imprimerie Saint-Joseph). 1st Ed. VIII, 183 PP, plus 16 plates with 55 b/w photos. Soft cover, dj (chipped). Signature of previous owner on FFEP. Ageing of paper, dust jacket lightly soiled, o/wise very good. French text. 24.5 x 19.2.
Includes a loosely inserted folded map of Tahiti (50cm x 61.5cm) produced by the 'Service du Cadastre' 1956.
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$40

37279
HOLLANDE, L.-P. Alphonse
TAHITI SANS COURONNES

Tarbes. 1954. Author. 1st Ed. (6), 160 PP, plus 18 plates with 50 b/w photos. Fp: Oiseau des Iles goelette en rade de Papeete. Dedicatory note on front endpaper signed by the author. Soft cover. Fine. French text. 24.2 x 19.2.
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$25

33631
HOWELLS, William
THE PACIFIC ISLANDERS

London. 1973. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Paperback edition, in Peoples of the World series. XVI, (2), 299 PP with 6 figures and 14 maps, plus 16 pages with 30 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. 21.6 x 13.8. 029776599X
Outlines the prehistory of Polynesia and Micronesia. The origins of these islanders with facts and interpretations from physical anthropology, archaeology and language studies, giving a picture of the past of the entire Pacific.
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$10

52713
HUGUENIN, Paul
RAIATEA LA SACREE

Papeete. 2007. Editions Haere Po. 3rd facsimile edition of 1902 original. 259, (2) PP with 64 b/w text illustrations, plus 24 colour (3 of them large folded) and 34 b/w illustrations on full page. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 21.6 x 15. 2904171142
A serious study after a stay between 1896 and 1899, by a Swiss teacher and artist on the island of Raïatea.
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$50

47579
ILARI, Noël
SECRETS TAHITIENS. Journal d'un Popaa Farani (1934-1973)

Paris. 1978. Nouvelles Editions Debresse. 1st Ed. 320 PP with 1 map on double page, plus 2 plates with 14 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Light foxing. Near fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5.
Moved to French Polynesia in 1934. Works in the Austral Islands, the Southern Tuamotus (including Moruroa in 1938). WWII in Indochina (being for Vichy and legality). Return to Tahiti in 1947...
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$35

63580
INSTITUT D'EMISSION D'OUTRE-MER
LA POLYNESIE FRANCAISE - Rapport Annuel 2012

Papeete. 2013. Institut d'Emission d'Outre-Mer. June 2013 edition. 206 PP with graphs and tables, plus 1 map in colour, 1 folded map in colour and 4 pages with 8 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 23.7 x 16.
Annual report for 2012: Population, Economy, Salaries, Welfare ... Industry... Budget.
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$75

63579
INSTITUT D'EMISSION D'OUTRE-MER
WALLIS ET FUTUNA, Rapport Annuel 2012

Mata'Utu, Uvea. 2013. I.E.O.M. / Institut d'Emission d' Outre-Mer. June 2013 edition. 131, (3) PP with graphs and tables, plus 6 pages with 2 maps and 8 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 24 x 16.
Annual report (2013) on the "Economy" of the French Territory of Wallis & Futuna, in the Central Pacific.
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$30

42840
JAHAN, Chrystelle
LE TEMPS D'UN HEIVA

Papeete. 2001. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed., in Te / Ata / Mau series. 134 PP with 66 b/w plates. Pictorial laminated boards. A few small rubbed spots where pages have separated, o/wise fine. 27.5 x 22. 2909790940
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$70

51797
KAKOU, Serge
TAHITI 1904-1921 - Lucien Gauthier, Photographe

Singapore. 2004. Les Editions du Pacifique / Serge Kakou. 1st Ed. 160 PP with 1 colour and 157 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. As new, in shrink wrap. 28 x 25 2878680626
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$100

52499
KELLUM-OTTINO, Marimari
ARCHEOLOGIE D'UNE VALLEE DES ILES MARQUISES - Evolution des structures de l'habitat à Hane, Ua Huka

Paris. 1971. Musée de l' Homme. 1st Ed., Société des Océanistes, publication No. 26. 192 PP with 4 maps, 10 figures and 18 tables, plus 16 pages with 27 b/w photos, and 6 plans (5 folded) at rear of book. Soft cover. Some pages uncut. Business card of R.P. Patrick O'Reilly, Secretary of Société des Océanistes avec les compliments... and dated 21st May 1971, tipped in on half title page. French text. Fine. 24.8 x 16.
Archaeology in the valley of Hane, Island of Ua Huka, Marquesas Islands.
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$120

19876
KERDILES, Chantal
ITINERAIRE POLYNESIEN

Papeete. 1998. Scoop. Reprint of the 1995 original. 317 PP with 3 pages of Reo Ma'ohi terms. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 22.5 x 15. 2909790673
Life in the Tuamotus where the author, a radio journalist who had lost her voice was cured by a Tahitian healer, settled and lived there for 6 years.
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$40

42976
LACOUTURE, Jean, & BARBIERI, Gian Paolo
TAHITI SYLVAIN

Köln. 2001. Taschen. 1st Ed. 160 PP with b/w and colour photos. Eps: Hibiscus. Laminated boards, dj. As new. English text, with French translation (pages 145 to 152) and German translation (pages 152 to 159). 3822860530
Splendid photographs of Tahiti, and the other islands of French Polynesia.
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$40

46570
LAUDON, Paule
MATISSE. Le Voyage en Polynésie

Papeete. 2003. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. 212, (4 publications) PP. Pictorial soft cover. As new. French text. 20.5 x 12. 2909790843
Historical novel. The painter Henri Matisse and his voyage of discovery in French Polynesia: Tahiti, pearl diving in the Tuamotus...
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$25

56967
LAUREY, Nuihau
ENERGIES RENOUVELABLES. Plaidoyer pour une Véritable Politique de l'Energie en Polynésie Française

Papeete. 2009. Au Vent des îles. 1st Ed. 308, (2) PP. Pictorial soft cover. French text. New. 21 x 13. 9782915654592
On renewable energy for French Polynesia.
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$55

46580
LEFEVRE, Yves
RANGIROA. Sous le Signe du Poisson

Papeete. 2002. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. (4), 328, (2) PP with underwater colour photos. Laminated pictorial boards. French text. Near fine. 33.2 x 23.5. 2909790959
A photo wonderland of this diving paradise.
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$170

32563
LEVY, Robert I.
TAHITIANS - Mind and Experience in the Society Islands

Chicago. 1973. University of Chicago Press. 1st Ed. XXVIII, 547 PP with 4 b/w illustrations by Pierre Heyman and 1 map on double page. Title spread: Tahitian vahine. Green hard cover, gilt title on spine. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Previous owner name at top of FEP. Very good clean copy. 23.5 x 16. 0226476057
The attitudes and experiences concerning children, childhood, marriage, sex, religion, dreams, ...
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$20

13135
LEXTREYT, Michel & MONNIER, Louis
NUKU-HIVA, Une Ile Haute des Marquises

Papeete. 1996. CTRDP. Reprint. No. 1 in the series Technologies Nouvelles et Géographie des Iles. 39 PP b/w & colour illust. in text plus 12 colour slides at rear. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 22.5 x 18.8 2910607038
On the use of satellites to understand land, soil, & urbanization in the Marquesas islands.
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$30

42350
LOTI, Pierre
THE MARRIAGE OF LOTI (Rarahu)

London. 1929. T. Werner Laurie Ltd. Reprint of the 1925 edition, translated by Clara Bell. 217, (5 publications) PP. Fp (in colour): The reef. Cloth cover, title on a vignette on spine. Signature of previous owner on front endpaper. Light foxing, o/wise a near fine copy. 23 x 15.5.
The love affair between a beautiful island girl & the French naval officer, Julien Marie Viaud.
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$35

53694
McKENNA, Tim & DUFAU, Guillaume
TEAHUPOO - Tahiti's Mythic Wave

Vercelli, Italy. 2007. White Star/Au Vent des Iles. 1st English edition. Translated from the French original by Ross and Gillian McKenna, and Denis Lagoeyte. Preface by Jack McCoy. No pagination, 188 PP with 13 b/w and 159 colour photos. Hard cover, title in blind on front cover and spine, dj. As new. Oblong: 24.2 x 34.8.
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$50

63438
MARIN, Jean-Francois
KO UVEA MO FUTUNA / Îles de Wallis et Futuna

Lyon. 2012. Editions C'est dans l'air. 1st Ed. 136 PP with 1 location map with 2 inset maps, b/w and colour photos. Decorated endpapers. Laminated pictorial boards. French text (preface in French, Uvea and Futuna language). New. Oblong: 25 x 27. 9782953328912
Publication commemorating 50 years as an Overseas Territory of France.
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$80

51861
MILLEDROGUES, Lucie, PIGEON, Ségolène & VICENTE, Catherine
TAHITI, Polynésie Française - GEOGUIDE 2007

Paris. 2006. GEOGuide/ Gallimard Loisirs. 1st Ed. 360 PP with b/w illustrations (maps and plans), plus 16 pages with 14 colour photos. Inside front cover: colour map of French Polynesia. Inside back covers: colour map of French Polynesia with 11 insets. Pictorial soft cover. As new. French text. 19 x 11.6. 2742418164
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$30

51776
MORRISON, James
JOURNAL DE JAMES MORRISON, Second Maitre à bord de la Bounty

Papeete. 2003. Société des Etudes Océaniennes. New edition of the 1981 original translated from the English by Bertrand Jaunez. Note by Rolf du Rietz, and Introduction by Owen Rutter. XXIII, 200, (4) PP. Fp: Baie de Matavai, à Tahiti in 1961. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.6 x 14.8.
Account of the voyage followed by the mutiny of the Bounty by one of the participants. He remained in Tahiti and was captured by H.M.S. Pandora...
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$40

52145
MORVAN, Dominique & ROULEAU, Hinarai
MARCHE DE PAPEETE - The Market of Papeete - Te Matete no Papeete

Papeete. 2006. Editions le Motu. 1st Ed., in Univers Polynésiens series. No pagination, 60 pages with over 70 colour photos by Hinarai Rouleau. Laminated pictorial boards. Text in French, English and Reo Ma'ohi. Fine. Oblong: 13.5 x 18.5. 2915105308
The traditional or colonial houses of Tahiti.
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$30

42929
MOUSSET, Paul
MOURIR EN HOMME (Kia Mate Toa)

Paris. 1949. Editions Bernard Grasset. 1st Ed. 291 PP. Pictorial (Mount Otemanu) soft cover. Covers with small chips. Envoi de l'auteur (signed dedicatory note by author) on half title page. Very good condition. Scarce. French text. 19.5 x 14.3.
Novel set in the years preceding WWII, on the fictitious Island of Raiapiti (Raiatea / Maupiti), Society Island. In memoriam of Andre Ropiteau, killed at Toul on 20th June 1940 during the German invasion of France. Kia mate toa: to die as a man.
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$40

14970
N/A
MARQUISES

Papeete. 1996. Ed. Polyèdre Culture. 1st Ed. 298 PP on superior paper, with b/w illust. (plans, photos, maps, drawings) in text, plus 10 pages with 21 colour photos, XXVIII, plus a double-page map of French Polynesia. Texts by Association des Historiens et Géographes de Polynésie Française and the CTRDP. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 29.5 x 21. 291060702X
Published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Marquesas by the Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana. Twenty-nine papers by historians and geographers of French Polynesia. Includes sections on the legends and literature, discovery of the islands, colonisation, and present day life in the Marquesas.
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$75

43932
NARDI, Pierre
PEAUX D'BANANES ou les Tribulations d'un Agriculteur à Tahiti

Moorea. 2002. Author. 1st Ed. 208 PP with 2 facsimile of documents and 16 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 21.2 x 15. 2907776185
Souvenirs: Joined the French Navy in 1946, Indochina, French settlement of Mahé on Indian coast. Return in France in 1950. Moved to Tahiti in 1951... Farmer on Tahiti and Moorea.
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$25

13427
O'REILLY, Patrick
LA VIE A TAHITI AU TEMPS DE LA REINE POMARE

Paris. 1975. Société des Océanistes / Les Editions du Pacifique. 1st Ed., Société des Océanistes Publication No. 37. 240 PP (uncut). Card cover, dj. Fine. French text. 25 x 16.2. 2857000561
The daily life on the island of Tahiti, at the time of Queen Pomare. The Queen, the inhabitants (Indians or Kanaks), local assembly, the whalers, traders, various Christian denominations,.. intellectual life style ...
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$70

11667
O'REILLY, Patrick
TAHITI - LA VIE DE CHAQUE JOUR

Paris. 1982. N.E.L. 1st Ed. 325 PP with 1 map of Tahiti and 1 sketch-drawing. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 19 x 14. 2723301451
Daily life: religion, politics, tourism, science, etc..
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$30

42157
ORLIAC, Catherine
FARE ET HABITAT A TAHITI

Marseille. 2000. Editions Parenthèses / Ch. Gleizal Editeur. 1st Ed., in Colection Architectures Traditionnelles. 142 PP with drawings by Christian Seignobos, b/w and colour illustrations (engravings, paintings, photographs). Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. Oblong: 21 x 24.5. 2913486029
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$50

52500
OTTINO, P. & DE BERGH, M. -N.
HAKAO'HOKA: Etude d'une Vallée Marquisienne

Papeete. 1990. Editions de l' ORSTOM. 1st Ed. (5), 103 PP with 27 figures (10 b/w photos). Soft cover. French text. Near fine. 29.3 x 21. 2709910039
Island of Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands.
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$35

11303
PANOFF, Michel
LA TERRE ET L'ORGANISATION SOCIALE EN POLYNESIE

Paris. 1970. Payot. 1st Ed. 286 PP (uncut) with maps, graphs & tables. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 22.5 x 14.
Ethnographic & economic survey on some French-speaking Polynesian islands. 1st part: Various islands of French Polynesia: Rurutu, Tubuai, Moorea, Tahaa. 2nd part: Futuna Island. Third part: Land and Power.
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$40

12597
PANOFF, Michel
TAHITI METISSE

Paris. 1989. Editions Denoël. 1st Ed. 296 PP with 3 maps in text & 7 pages of chronological events plus 20 pages with 38 b/w photos & illust. Pictorial soft cover. Faint foxing spots on outside edges. Near fine. French text. 23 x 15. 2207236404
How, in two centuries, the Tahitian society evolved with intermarriage (métissage) following contacts with anglo-saxons, seamen, mutineers, missionaries, and the Chinese imported as cheap labour and who now hold the financial purse strings...
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$30

38922
PAYRI, Claude, N'YEURT, Antoine de R., & OREMPULLER, Joël
ALGUES DE POLYNESIE FRANCAISE / ALGAE OF FRENCH POLYNESIA

Papeete. 2000. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. (4), 320 PP with b/w and colour illustrations. Pictorial stiff cover. As new. French and English text. 22 x 15.5. 2909790827
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$80

42846
PELTZER, Louise
CHRONOLOGIE DES EVENEMENTS: Politiques, Sociaux et Culturels de Tahiti et des archipels de la Polynesie Française

Papeete. 2002. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. 220, (4) PP with 1 graph and 2 facsimile of Documents. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 22.5 x 14.5. 2909790975
Chronology of events in Tahiti and French Polynesia.
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$30

52279
PELTZER, Louise (editor)
LEGENDES TAHITIENNES

Paris. 1985. Fleuve et Flamme / Conseil International de la Langue Française. 1st bilingual edition. (4), 188 PP with 1 map on double page and 9 b/w illustrations by Pascal Durand. Pictorial soft cover. Text in French and Reo Maohi. Fine. 18 x 13.5. 2853191524
1 prayer and 8 legends.
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$15

48514
PETEUIL, Marie-Françoise
LES EVADES DE L'ILE DE PAQUES. Loin du Chili, vers Tahiti (1944-1958)

Paris. 2004. L'Harmattan. 1st Ed. 270, (1) PP with 1 drawing, 3 maps and 28 b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.5 x 13.5. 2747570592
Escape of Easter Islanders to Tahiti, fleeing isolation and the Chilean military oppression.
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$25

56584
PIETRI, Vananga Raymond
PAPE'ETE DE JADIS ET NAGUERES (in Bulletin de la S. E. O., No. 305-306)

Papeete. 2006. Société des Etudes Océaniennes. No. 305-306, January/April 2006. 208 PP with 2 tables and 14 b/w illustrations (1 facsimile of a document and 13 photos). Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 15.
Special issue on Papeete, Capital of Tahiti. From Wilks Harbour of Reverend Crook in 1818 to 1990 (centenary of the city).
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$35

11890
POMEL, Robert
L'INVITATION TAHITIENNE

Paris. 1961. Nouvelles Editions Latines. 1st Ed. 190 PP with drawings by the author. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 19.2 x 14.
Voyage in the 1950's discovering the soul of the Tahitian people and the islands of French Polynesia.
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$20

33449
PUTIGNY, Bob
TAHITI AND ITS ISLANDS

Papeete. 1972. Editions du Pacifique. 1st English edition. 128 PP with colour illustrations (maps and photos). Cloth cover, dj. Very good. 21 x 17.
The Society Islands and the other groups which make up French Polynesia.
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$10

47941
RADIGUET, Max
LES DERNIERS SAUVAGES - La Vie et les Moeurs aux Iles Marquises (1842-1859)

Paris. 1929. Editions Duchartre & Van Buggenhoudt. Reprint of the 1860 original. Foreword by Jean Dorsenne. (4), X, (2), 242 PP, plus 16 b/w plates (illustrations by the author). Soft cover. Top corner of FFEP clipped. Slight ageing of paper, o/wise near fine. French text. Scarce. 21 x 15.5.
Life and customs in the Marquesas Islands, between the Protectorate of 1842 and the Annexation of 1880.
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$60

46573
RAIOAOA, Tavae & DUROY, Lionel
SI LOIN DU MONDE

Paris. 2003. Ohéditions. 1st Ed. 177 PP, plus 8 pages with 1 coloured map on double page, 1 facsimile of a letter, 3 b/w and 15 colour photos. Pictorial soft cover. A little light foxing, o/wise fine. French text. 21.5 x 13.5. 2915056064
Narrative of a fisherman from Faaa, Tahiti, who drifted for 118 days (15 march to 10 July 2002) and reached Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.
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$20

55605

RANK AND STATUS IN POLYNESIA AND MELANESIA - Essays in honor of Professor Douglas Oliver,

Paris. 1978. Musée de l'Homme / Société des Océanistes. 1st Ed. Publication No. 39. Introduction (French text) by Jean Guiart. 93, (3) PP with 1 table, 21 figures and 3 b/w photos. Soft cover. Fine. 27.2 x 17.8.
5 essays in English - ... Tahitian Folk Medecine by Anthony Hooper. Tahitian words for Race and Class, by Paul Kay.
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$55

42117
RANSON, Gilbert
MISSIONS DANS LE PACIFIQUE - Récifs Coralliens, Huitres Perlières

Paris. 1962. Editions Paul Lechevalier. 1st Ed. VIII, 100 PP with 9 figures, plus 62 pages (47 plates) with 80 b/w photos. Fp: Hikueru, the lagoon. Cloth cover, colour illustration pasted down on front cover. Foxing spots on outside edges, o/wise near fine. French text. Scarce. 23 x 18.5.
Study of coral, mother of pearl and pearls, in the lagoon of Hikueru, Tuamotu Islands, and later on at Nha Trang, Viet Nam and in Japan.
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$100

19546
REGNAULT, Jean-Marc
DES PARTIS ET DES HOMMES EN POLYNESIE FRANCAISE, tome I: Here Ai'a, Ia Mana Te Nuna'a, Tireo, Tavini Huira'atira

Papeete. 1995. Haere Po No Tahiti. 1st Ed. 198 PP with a few tables and figures in text. Pict. card cover. Fine. French text. 25.4 x 18.8. 2904171391
Four political parties from French Polynesia which could be classed as Leftist or Socialist, and a study of their leaders.
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$25

47653
REGNAULT, Jean-Marc
TAUI (= changement). Oscar Temaru - Gaston Flosse, LE POUVOIR CONFISQUE

Papeete. 2004. Les Editions de Tahiti. 1st Ed. 184, (2) PP with 1 map and 4 tables. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21 x 12.3. 2907776274
Legislative and Presidential elections of May 2004 in French Polynesia, to the change of allegiance in early October 2004 and the demonstration march of 16th October, 2004.
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$20

46614
REGNAULT, Jean-Marc (editor)
FRANCOIS MITTERAND ET LES TERRITOIRES FRANCAIS DU PACIFIQUE (1981-1988) - Mutations, drames et recompositions, enjeux internationaux et franco-français

Paris. 2003. Les Indes Savantes. 1st Ed. 584 PP with 1 facsimile of a letter, 6 graphs, 8 tables, 3 maps and 4 cartoons. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 24 x 17. 2846540446
51 papers.
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$40

47243
RIGO, Bernard
ALTERITE POLYNESIENNE, ou les métamorphoses de l'espace-temps

Paris. 2004. CNRS Editions. 1st. Ed., in CNRS Communication series. 350 PP with 3 figures. Pictorial soft cover. Small crease on lower corner of back cover, o/wise fine. French text. 22.5 x 15. 2271062101
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$45

49243
RIGO, Bernard
LIEUX-DITS D'UN MALENTENDU CULTUREL, Analyse Anthropologique et Philosophique du Discours Occidental sur l'Altérité Polynésienne

Papeete. 2003. Au Vent Des Iles. 2nd edition of the 1997 original. 238 PP with 5 illustrations by Jacques Boullaire and 8 pages of glossary. Pictorial card cover. Fne. French text. 22.5 x 15. 2909790428
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$30

45496
ROBINEAU, Claude
LES ILES MYSTERIEUSES - Paysages et Problèmes de Sociétés Paysannes: Comores - Congo - Madagascar - Polynésie

Abbeville, France. 2000. F. Paillart. 1st Ed. 198, (2) PP with 17 maps and plans (2 of them in colour), plus 4 plates in colour. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 27.4 x 18.
Rural societies in Madagascar, the Comoros Islands, in Congo and on the Island of Moorea, French Polynesia.
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$50

33137
RODRIGUEZ, Maximo
LES ESPAGNOLS A TAHITI (1772-1776)

Paris. 1995. Musée de l' Homme. 1st Ed., Société des Océanistes, publication No. 45. Translated and annotated by Horacio Belçaguy, and with a preface by Claude Robineau. 232 PP with 4 figures. Pictorial card cover. Fine. French text. 24.8 x 16.
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$30

47204
SAQUET, Jean-Louis
L'AVIATION A TAHITI

Papeete. 2004. Polymages. 1st Ed. 152 PP with b/w and colour illustrations (photos and drawings by J.-L. Saquet and Jean-Paul Rossignol). Pictorial laminated boards. A little light foxing, o/wise fine. French text. 31 x 22.6. 2952058601
Starting with the first flight in September 1925 of Vought UO 1, US Navy hydroplanes based on the cruisers Richmond and Trenton during a call in the Marquesas...
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$100

47244
SAURA, Bruno
LA SOCIETE TAHITIENNE AU MIROIR D' ISRAËL. Un peuple en métaphore

Paris. 2004. CNRS Editions. 1st Ed., in CNRS Ethnologie series. 302, (2) PP with 1 map of French Polynesia and 2 figures. Illustrated soft cover. Small crease on lower corner of back cover. Near fine. 24 x 17. 2271062187
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$45

21748
SAURA, Bruno
POUVANAA A OOPA, Père de la Culture Politique Tahitienne

Papeete. 1997. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. 475 PP, plus 10 pages with 24 bw photos. Pictorial soft cover. Text in French and Ma'ohi. Fine. 22 x 14. 2909790622
Biography of the father of Tahitian nationalism and of the political culture of French Polynesia.
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$25

43927
SAURA, Bruno
TINITO - La communauté chinoise de Tahiti: installation, structuration, intégration

Papeete. 2002. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. 404, (4 publications) PP with 4 tables and 4 b/w photos. Soft cover. Fine. French text. 22.8 c 14.5. 2909790991
The Chinese community in French Polynesia.
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$50

35898
SCEMLA, Jean-Jo
LES CAHIERS MORILLOT, ou la vie très exotique du boucher Poncelet

Paris. 1999. L'Harmattan. 1st Ed., in the Mondes Océaniens series. 176 PP. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.6 x 13.3. 2738483968
Life and study of the Oscar Morillot, a friend of Victor Segalen, painter of French Polynesia, through a biography written by an admirer (butcher by trade).
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$20

46124
SEURAT, Léon-Gaston
L.-G. SEURAT, UN NATURALISTE EN OCEANIE 1902-1905 (in Bulletin de la Société des Etudes Océaniennes)

Papeete. 2003. Société des Etudes Océaniennes. Nos. 296/297, February / June 2003. 320 PP with b/w illustrations. Illustrated soft cover. Fine. French text. 22 x 14.8.
A French naturalist from Museum d'histoire naturelle de Paris, studying the flora and fauna of French Polynesia starting in the Gambier, 1902, Tuamotus in 1903...
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$35

14879
SIMUTOGA, Pierre-Chanel
TECHNOLOGIE TRADITIONNELLE A WALLIS, Essai de sauvegarde de la mémoire collective des charpentiers wallisiens (tufuga) du district de Hihifo

Paris. 1992. Musée de l'Homme. Publications de la Société des Océanisites, No 44. 201, (3) PP with 1 map & 156 figures in text plus 8 pages with 11 bw plates. Pictorial card cover. French text. Near fine. 25 x 16.5.
The knowledge of the Wallisian shipwrights or Tufuga, their tools, the materials.. Glossary of Wallisian words from P.185 to 190.
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$30

47680
SIN CHAN, Ernest
IDENTITE HAKKA A TAHITI. Histoire, rites et logiques (tome 1)

Papeete. 2004. Editions Te Ite. 1st Ed. 374, (2) PP with 9 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.5 x 14. 295187944X
Origins of the Hakka, Chinese settlers in Tahiti.
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$50

48944
SIN CHAN, Ernest
IDENTITE HAKKA A TAHITI. Rupture, Désordres et Fabrication (tome 2)

Papeete. 2005. Editions Te Ite. 1st Ed. 496 PP. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Fine. 21.5 x 14. 2951879474
Hakka, Chinese settlers in Tahiti.
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$50

38927
TEIKIMATUA, Vaema
LA TAVANA

Papeete. 1999. Au Vent des Iles. 1st Ed. 422, (2) PP. Pictorial card cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 14. 2909790665
Novel: Love story in the Tahiti of yesteryear.
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$30

17310
TEISSIER, Raoul
CHEFS ET NOTABLES DES ETABLISSEMENTS FRANCAIS DE L'OCEANIE AU TEMPS DU PROTECTORAT 1842-1880

Papeete. 1996. Société des Etudes Océaniennes. 4th edition of the 1978 original published in Bulletin No. 202 of the S.E.O. 139, 3 PP, with 3 genealogical tables & 40 portraits in text. Pictorial card cover. Three black marker pen lines on top front cover, o/wise fine. French text. 21.4 x 14.7.
Chiefs and leading citizens of French Polynesia during the Protectorate.
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$30

13149
TEISSIER, Raoul
LES CYCLONES EN POLYNESIE FRANCAISE (1878-1903-1905-1906)

Papeete. 1982. Société des Etudes Océaniennes. 1st Ed. 48 PP with 1 bw photo in text. Soft cover. French text. Fine. 22 x 14.8.
Study of the four cyclones which affected French Polynesia in 1878 and in the early 20th century.
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$30

12551
TOULLELAN, Pierre-Yves
TAHITI COLONIAL (1860-1914)

Paris. 1988. Publications de la Sorbonne. 2nd Ed. XIX, 361 PP with maps, graphs & tables, plus 16 pages with 32 b/w illustrations. Pictorial soft cover. Near fine. French text. 24 x 16. 2859441441
The arrival of the French in a background of Anglo-French rivalry, the work force, the trading firms, shipping & administration.
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$45

42928
T'SERSTEVENS, A.
TAHITI ET SA COURONNE - Vol. I: Tahiti, Moorea, les Polynésiens

Paris. 1960. Editions Albin Michel. Reprint of the 1950 original (18th thousand). Vol I: 400 PP with 20 line drawings by Amandine Doré, plus 24 pages with 24 b/w photos by author and 1 folded map. Pictorial soft cover. French text. Very good. 19 x 14.
Tahiti and her fringe of islands and archipelagoes as it was, during a 3 year sojourn after WWII.
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$20

49056
T'SERSTEVENS, A.
TAHITI ET SA COURONNE: Vol II: Marquises, Sous-le-Vent, Australes, Tuamotu

Paris. 1950. Editions Albin Michel. 1st Ed. Volume II: 408 PP with 22 line drawings by Amandine Doré, plus 24 pages with 24 b/w photos by author. Pictorial soft cover. Creases on spine. Foxing spots on outside edges. French text. Very good. 19 x 14.
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$20

46550
VAITE, Célestine Hitiura
L'ARBRE A PAIN, la vie, l'amour à la tahitienne

Papeete. 2003. Au Vent des Iles. 1st French edition of the 2000 Australian original, translated by Henri Theureau. 340, (4 publications) PP. Pictorial soft cover. Fine. French text. 21.8 x 14. 2909790460
Novel set in Tahiti. A slice of life and love, Tahitian style.
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$35

52231
VERNIER, Ch.
TAHITIENS D'HIER ET D'AUJOURD'HUI

Paris. 1948. Societe des Missions Evangeliques. 2nd updated edition of the 1934 original. Initially published as Tahitiens d'autrefois, Tahitiens d'aujourd'hui. 288 PP with 2 maps, plus 4 pages with 1 map and 2 genealogy trees, and 28 pages with 33 b/w illustrations. Fp: Arrival of the First missionaries of the London Mission Society. Pictorial soft cover, ageing of paper. French text. Near fine. Dedicatory note on half title page signed by the author. 19 x 12.3.
Geography, history, myths, beliefs... Arrival of the LMS, christianity...
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$50

50190
VILLIERME, Marie-Hélène
TANGATA, Une Communauté Polynésienne

Papeete. 2005. Editions Le Motu. 1st Ed. 176 PP with b/w photos. Pictorial soft cover, dj. French text. Fine. 25 x 25. 2915105197
A Polynesian Community spread on the Tuamotus and Gambier archipelagos.
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$60

12108
WAVRIN, Marquis de
GALAPAGOS - Iles Enchantees

Liege. 1942. Libris. 1st Ed. 252 PP, plus 8 pages with 6 b/w photos and 1 map of the Galapagos. Pictorial soft covers, a little cocked, o/wise good condition. French text. 19 x 13.
A three-month stay in the Galapagos Archipelago by a naturalist before WWII.
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$15